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Farmers Union Confronts the Farm Crisis

2017-05-16 14:10:27| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 16, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON The national farm economy is deteriorating, forcing many family farmers and ranchers to make tough financial decisions that will impact their families, communities, and the entire country. In order to provide farmers with the resources and support needed to endure these tough […]

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Diversified Crop Rotation

2017-05-15 21:55:26| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Last week, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) published a study, Rotating Crops, Turning Profits: How Diversified Farming Systems Can Help Farmers While Protecting Soil and Preventing Pollution. It focuses on the environmental benefits, including reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased soil organic matter, of […]

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What Can Farmers Do About Climate Change? Rotational Grazing

2017-05-08 18:20:48| National Farmers Union

By Hannah Packman, NFU Communications Coordinator Last month on the Climate Column, we introduced the idea of prescribed grazing, a conservation practice in which the frequency and intensity of grazing, as well as the density and placement of livestock, are regulated with a specific goal in mind. Prescribed grazing can be carried out in a […]

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New AHCA Even Worse for Family Farmers and Rural Americans

2017-05-03 20:37:52| National Farmers Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2017 Contact: Andrew Jerome, 202-314-3106 ajerome@nfudc.org WASHINGTON As U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan attempts to secure votes in support of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), National Farmers Union (NFU) is reiterating its opposition to the bill. The legislation has worsened since being introduced in late March, […]

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What Do Farmers Need To Know About Climate Change? Conservation Planning

2017-05-01 19:37:58| National Farmers Union

Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Over the past several months, the Climate Column has featured many conservation practices, like installing filter strips or planting cover crops, that help mitigate climate change and build an operation’s climate resilience. For many producers, it may not be immediately clear which practices would be most beneficial for their operations. […]

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